OLG Newsletter – Nov. 26th

November 26, 2014

Dear OLG Families,

I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy this special time with your loved ones!

When we return from Thanksgiving break, we will be in Advent and will begin our Monday morning prayer services in the hallways. On Friday evening, December 5th, we will have our OLG “Light up the Night” celebration. Our all-school Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Mass will be Friday, December 12th at 9:00 am. Please join us in celebrating during this holy season!

Next week, you will receive an email with information about upcoming extra-curricular opportunities for the winter/spring. We’re also lining up summer programs, with registration information scheduled to go out by the end of January.

Check your calendars! Here’s what we have planned right now for after-school activities this winter/spring:

  • Sing Out Seattle’s Mary Poppins for grades 1 – 6 (M & W from Jan. 12 – Feb. 25, 3:30-5:00 & evening performance on 2/25)
  • Girls Rock Math for grades 2 – 4 (3/18, 4/15 & 5/20, 3:00-5:00)
  • Mini Robotics for grades 4 & 5 (Thursdays 2/19 – 3/12, 3:15-4:15)
  • Robotics for grades 6 – 8 (M, W 1/12 – 3/16, 3:15-4:45), including preparing for, and participation in, an Archdiocesan Robotics Extravaganza in May)
  • Costume & Fashion Design for grades 2 and up (Friday, 3/13 Noon Dismissal Day, 12:30-4:30)
  • After School Tennis by TAZ for grades 3 – 5 (Tuesdays, 2/10 – 3/31, 3:15-4:15)
  • Healthy Snacks, Healthy Lunches (cooking & nutrition awareness) for Kindergarten (Tuesdays, 1/13 – 2/3, 3:15-4:15)

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Our Lady of Guadalupe presents “Light Up the Night” – An Evening of Caroling & Community

Friday, December 5, 2014
OLG Grounds, 7-9 pm
Help fill the sleigh with non-perishable food items for St. Vincent de Paul

Please contact Alder Kuhn (206-290-4324) if you are able to volunteer for the following positions. Thank you!

Pass out candy canes after mass – this coming weekend!
Need families after the following masses to pass out candy canes.
Saturday Nov 29th after 5:30 mass
Sunday Nov 30th after 8:30 mass
Sunday, Nov 30th after 11:00 mass – Filled
This will take about 30 minutes
Night of the Event Friday December 5th:
Gym set up (6:10-7:00 pm)
  • Need 10 volunteers to organize cookie donations and assist Knights of Columbus to set up tables and chairs at the gym
Arts and Crafts (7:45-9:45 pm)
  • Need 15 volunteers to assist children (Current Safe Environment class or update required)

Recycling Managers (7:45- 9:45 pm)

  • 2 Recycling Managers the night of the event.  This is to ensure everyone is putting things where they’re supposed to go (i.e. recycling, trash and compost). Volunteers can switch off.
Clean up (9:30-10:30 pm)
Need 10 volunteers
  • Put up away chairs and tables
  • Dry sweep and spot clean gym floor
  • Help the Knights of Columbus put away leftover cookies if any
  • May need to help St. Vincent de Paul people to load up canned goods donations
  • Help put away sleigh and other boxes/containers

Erin Stampe

Parent Org Chair

$$ ~ Scrip Gift Card Sales Going On NOW! ~ $$ (November 17th through December 12th)

There are so many ways to use these cards! Get cards to all your favorite retailers, do your routine shopping, use your Scrip gift cards to pay and earn OLG free money. It’s that easy! Order forms went home last week in the FCE. Look through all your options and place your orders. We promise FAST turn-around – it is possible to place an order for grocery store cards and be able to shop just a few days later. Place orders as often as you like (weekly, bi-weekly, every couple days…). Let’s get the most we can from this great program! Contact Janet McClelland or Marisa Lewis with questions.

Upcoming Parent Education Night (December 4th)

The Parent Org is hosting a Parent Education Night at 6:30pm in the School Hall. Our evening will focus on Internet Safety with an eye-opening presentation from Stefanie Thomas with the Seattle Police Department. Ms. Thomas will cover pertinent safety information for every parent, whether you have a middle school student, a preschool student, or a high school student. This information helps us all, even computer savvy adults, to be aware and alert to the dangers and vulnerabilities the internet can pose, especially when it comes to social media. Please join us on December 4th and learn how to protect your children and even yourself when taking advantage of the many opportunities and tools the internet provides. Everyone is welcome; there is no charge to attend. RSVP invitations will be sent via email in the next couple weeks. Child care will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day (December 12th)

Celebrate our Patron’s feast day by attending the all-school Mass at 9:00 am on December 12th, followed by an after-Mass reception with breakfast items and beverages, hosted by the Parent Org in the Walmesley Center. All are welcome! We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in helping with set-up/clean-up or serving food, please sign-up by clicking this link .

Simply enter your email to get started and view the available spots. Or if you prefer, you can volunteer via email. Thank you!


Procurement Contest Update! 

So far we have 133 donations.  Thank you so much!  This week brings us a TIE for first place! Kindergarten and Seventh Grade are tied for first place!!   Both Kindergarten and Seventh Grade have over 55% of their classroom donations in.  These are the current leader(s) for the Ice Cream Sundae party!  Right behind them are the Preschool/Pre-K classes!  Remember, there are two weeks left to donate and win!

Family Donation Deadline Dec 12th

As a reminder your family commitment is to provide at least a $125 donation of cash, or donation, worth $125. Please remember, we cannot accept used items. Donations can be sent now to the front office through mail, delivery or via the FCE.


We have some early auction volunteer positions over the next several weeks, and would love your help!  The auction is using Volunteer Spot to organize our upcoming signups.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click the links below to see our Sign-Ups

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password.

Volunteer after Mass Dec 6 and 7th.  Hand out procurement forms at the auction table after 5:30pm, 8:30am or 11am mass! Sign up to volunteer here:

Auction Procurement forms are due the week of December 8th and we need help collecting items! Sign up to volunteer at drop off and/or pick up on Dec. 10,11,12.

Jennifer Ibach

Parish Outreach Coordinator

WHEEL Shelter Update
As you may have already heard, the start of the shelter was delayed due to the unfortunate hospitalization of two of the women leaders.  The new start date will be December 2nd.  If you would like to help welcome the women, we will be collecting Welcome Cards in the parish office through Monday, December 1st.  You can also drop off Get Well cards for Maria, who is still in the hospital recovering from surgery.  Thank you for your hospitality!

Pastoral Associate
Thanksgiving Mass is next Thursday, November 28th at 10:00 am.  Please bring donated food for our St. Vincent de Paul.  Also, you are invited to bring any item for your special dinner to be blessed by Fr. Jack and enjoyed later that day. 

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Note from Principal Ramos
Important Events
Parent Org Updates
Parish Outreach
Parish News
CYO News
Important Information
Important Dates
Prayers for the Community
Classroom News

Important Info May 2012

Internet Safety Presentation for Parents

Thanksgiving Break
Thursday & Friday
November 27 & 28, 2014
December 4, 2014
School Hall
6:30 pm
“Light Up the Night”
Caroling, Lights, Cocoa
December 5, 2014
OLG Grounds/Walmesley Center
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Mass
December 12. 2014
9:00 am
Auction Procurement Forms Due
December 12, 2014
NOON DISMISSAL for Christmas Break
December 19, 2014

We give thanks for this wonderful faith community and pray that each of our families has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving break!

For the women who will be a part of our shelter beginning next week.